My other half started FCR 7 weeks ago, first course went without hiccup. Platelet levels initially spiked, but now steadily dropping (82 before treatment, then weekly readings of 73, 99, 103, 76, 67 and now 63). Lymphocytes way down (now 1.36 against 35.9 before treatment).
Treatment now being delayed for a 3rd week - how long is this likely to go on? And what could be the cause of the dropping platelet levels?
Biggest change to pre treatment routine is less exercise - we would normally do a cycle ride of 35-50km once or twice per week, but he's lacking energy, so dog walking and pootling around at the moment.
He was asymptomatic beforehand, we finished a ski season (approx 120 days on skis as instructors) where, other than getting to bed a lot earlier than before, he was fine, so now wondering why on earth he started the treatment. This was done on the advice of both the local haematologist and a CLL specialist.